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User-centred Financial Inclusion

In Live Mint, Varad Pande and Nirat Bhatnagar explain why digital financial services should be tailored to the habits of the underserved. While financial service firms in India are beginning to explore digitizing their services and products for the BoP, two key dilemmas – user-experience … Continue reading

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The Impact of Private Investment in Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

The state of education is improving throughout sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): enrollment rates have risen significantly at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. However, these improvements are not occurring fast enough. With more than 30 million primary and 90 million secondary … Continue reading

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Featuring HUGinsure: The World’s First Social Impact Insurance Firm

Oxford Said Business School’s Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship recently featured HUGinsure as one of Africa’s new innovative finance vehicles pushing the boundaries of traditional finance for greater development impact. HUGinsure, a joint venture between D. Capital Partners and Hollard … Continue reading

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Carlijn Nouwen on CNBC: Driving Africa’s Growth Through Financial Inclusion

The unbanked and underbanked represent a huge, untapped opportunity for the financial services sector across Africa. However, sub-Saharan Africa still has the largest portion of people excluded from formal financial services in the world. On CNBC Invest Africa Dalberg Partner … Continue reading

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Launch of the Senegal Women’s Investment Club – A Journey to the “Missing Middle” in Women-led Investment

This article was originally published on Business Fights Poverty. By Tania Beard, Francine Ndong, and Salma Ait Hssayene Women-led investment has slowly taken off in recent years in developed economies – initiatives such as 37 Angels in the U.S. and UAE-based WOMENA are prime … Continue reading

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Remittances Disrupted – Three ways to make the international remittance revolution stick

This article originally appeared on NextBillion. By Andria Thomas Every year, workers around the world send nearly half a trillion dollars to their families back home in developing countries. These international remittances are economic lifelines for millions. But due to a lack … Continue reading

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Introducing DigitalSharingEconomy.com: Sharing Resources, Building Economies

Geeta is busy preparing a meal in the kitchen with her mom, Kamla. Tonight this New Delhi family will welcome guests from across the world and introduce them to local culinary specialties. They’ll be paid via an online platform, and … Continue reading

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Mobilizing Banking for Indonesia’s Poor

By Michael Mori and Trevor Zimmer Indonesia is the largest consumer market in Southeast Asia and a member of the G20, yet it has one of the biggest underbanked populations in the world. As of 2014, only 36 percent of … Continue reading

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The Global Opportunity in Online Outsourcing

By Manpreet Singh Global unemployment is expected to reach over 212 million by 2020. The unemployment crisis we face is complex, with lifelong ramifications that affect not only individuals – and especially youth – but also entire national economies. However, … Continue reading

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Q&A With Agora: Maximizing the Value of Charitable Giving

By Amanda Dawes Ibanez Each year, individuals in the US donate more than 300 billion dollars. Agora aims to maximize the impact of these funds. It was created to bring the transparency, rigor, and ease of for-profit investment platforms to … Continue reading

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